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into the hearing when a man carrying what appeared to be a shaving cream pie accosted rupert murdoch and called him a greedy billionaire. his wife sprang into action, forcing the demonstrator away. police quickly had him in handcuffs. murdoch was shaken but unharmed. it was the point of high drama in a civil exchange. >> this is the most humble day of my life. >> both murdoch and his son apologized for what has grown into a massive scandal that is threatening the company. >> these actions do not live up to the standards that our company aspires to everywhere around the world. >> newscorp has been reeling for two weeks since murdoch shutdown their 168 year-old british tabloid. that was after allegations that employees illegally hiked into the voice mail of celebrities politicians, and a 13-year-old murder victim. gregg's you are responsible for this whole fiasco. -- >> do you feel you are responsible for this whole fiasco? >> no. >> rebekah brooks who ran the newspaper until four days ago also said she was sorry. >> we saw the evidence and acted properly and quickly. >> during the hearing the elder
against media mogul rupert murdoch. earlier today, gordon brown accused murdoch of hiring criminals to obtain information about his family and others. brown says murdoch did not like his politics and was trying to smear him. >> i am genuinely shocked to find that this happened because of known criminals undertaking this activity. >> murdoch's management team did know that the paper had violated privacy laws, but kept that information away from police. >>> turning now to the weather i am thinking of all the people who have no air conditioning today. my heart goes out to them. >> there is a heat advisory in effect. temperatures will start to settle down later this evening. did you hear the lightning and see the fund -- hear the thunder and see the lightning last night? this is looking toward national harbour. lot of lightning. thank you for sending us the shot. the lightning and thunder storm was loud last night between 8:00 and lig9:00. nothing like that is under way as we move into the daytime hours. looking at annapolis right now a few clouds here and there. 90 degrees already at r
index picked up 44. >>> billionaire rupert murdoch is in mode. his paper news of the world folded for good yesterday. outrage over this scandal is likely to derail his latest megadeal. >>> so today's 7/11. therefore, guess which convenience store is offering a free promotion. 7-eleven is giving away slurpees. >> how about that? i like the cherry flavor. >>> all right, at the box office, transformers -- dark of the moon held on to the top spot. after the second weekend, it took in $260 million. horrible bosses had a pretty strong debut with $28 million. zookeeper was in third with the $1 million. >>> the movie up in the air, he wanted to hit 10 million miles. and he did that this weekend. it took him 29 years and almost 6,000 trips on united airlines. now, he'll always get upgraded and united has named a plane after him. pretty impressive. does he have to pay the baggage fees? >> he told npr he used to be so scared of flying he couldn't get on a plane, now he can't get off a plane. >>> now, next on this monday -- a boy falls 40 feet down a well and his dad springs into action. >> i
. here's abc'c' jeffrey kofman. >> reporter:r: rupert murdoch rushed to london today to rescue the media empire he's spent his life building. he was reading the last issue of "the news of the world" as he came in. the best receiving tabloid was on the news stands here for the last time. >> i think if you've done wrong, you should face the consequences. >> reporter: the paper brought down by the criminal excesses of its reporters. but in the eyes of many, it was brought down by management who still refuses to accept its own ro role. but murdoch may lose a huge business deal. his plan to take 100% control of britain's b-sky-b satellite network this ask scandal has highlight what people consider a monopoly. 40% of the papers told in this country are ownedy murdoch companies. his holdings stretch around the world. in the u.s., he owns two of the most influential newspapers, book pubbishing, avatar, his, 20th century fox. fox news and fox. owner of "thee simpsons." >> all right, break it up, boys. >> suppose you don't like tabloid newspapers, either. >> reporter: news corporation is headquart
are scheduled to meet with the attorney general about allegations surrounding rupert murdoch's media empire. reporters are accused of trying to gain access to september 11th victims of private phone records. this allegation, as from a former new york police officer turned private investigator who says he turned on the proposal. the fbi has opened a preliminary inquiry into the allegations. >>> after 102 years of healing the military would walter reed medical center is closing. let's go live to the hospital for today's salute. >> there is a concert going on behind me that is the final ceremony to the closing of walter reed army medical center. this is where the light eisenhower passed away and where hundreds of thousands of other wounded warriors came before and after. some came to heal, some came to die, but all came to serve. >> this private first class is here with his family and he says his recovery has been easy thanks to the staff at walter reed. >> this service is outstanding. >> after losing two legs and an arm in afghanistan he has had 10 surgeries and needs another. he w
to crush them on the pages of his paper, until now. >> rupert murdoch is a talented businessman, possibly even a genius, but his organization has grown too powerful and they've abuse thad power. >> reporter: even britain's prime minister elected with murdock's help, scram manied to distance himself. >> we are no longer talking about politicians or celebrities. we're talking about murder victims, terror victims having their phones hacked into. it is absolululy disgusting. >> reporter: and there was more. paper hacked voice mails of the families of britain's soldiers killed in iraq and afghanistan. for celebrities that saw their cell phones illegally hackck and been exposed to people offal worlrl finally people wewere listening. actor hugh grant smoke out on the bbc. >> you didn't care who got hurt as long as you were able to sell your newspaper. >> reporter: that's paul mcmullin, for more than a decade, a reporter and editor at "the news of the world." >> would you stop at anything to get the story? you would do anything. >> even breaking the law? >> absolutely. >> reporter: we learned the
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